Fresh Perspective! We Keep It Simple.

 Fresh Perspective! We Keep It Simple.

Kirstin M. Jahn

Kirstin works closely with her clients to ensure the strategy developed, whether for IP protection, management, licensing or litigation, is considerate of the client’s needs, finances and time. Working together with her client’s Kirstin provides a fresh perspective on effectively handling large IP cases for the small to mid-size firm.

Curriculum Vitae

  • University of Buffalo School of Law, J.D. 1991
    Moot Court Member – National Competition
  • University of Massachusetts/Amherst, B.B.A. General Business & Finance 1985
    Mortar Board National Honor Society, Chapter President
Other Studies
  • William Mitchell College of Law 1988-1989
  • Regents College London, U.K. 1989
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark 1983. East/West Business Relationships (with trips to East Germany, Poland and Russia)
  • Supreme Court for the States of New York (1992) Nevada (1996) Colorado (1999)
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America (1995)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1997)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1996)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2001)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2011)
  • U.S. Tax Court 2011
Arbitrator / Mediator
  • Intellectual Property Mediator listed on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado’s website
  • National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Board of Arbitrators 1989 – mid 90’s
  • Arbitration Association, Panel of Arbitrators, Securities Section 1991- mid ’90’s

“Defend Trade Secrets Act” Boulder County Bar Association Newsletter June 2016

“Current Congressional Patent Reform Bills; The Innovation Act compared to The Strong Act” Boulder County Bar Association Newsletter June 2015

“Trademarks and the Trademark Process,” Silicon Valley Seminars (2001) (a book provided through a 9-hour seminar Ms. Jahn taught throughout the United States).

“The IRS Gets Aggressive”, Banker’s Monthly, September 1990

Seminars / Presentations

Boulder Bar Association

“Navigating the Copyright Application Process” – Fall 2012
“Copyright Developments in the 10th Circuit” – February 2014
“Intellectual Property Law Overview” – May and September 2014
“IP for Commercial Lawyers – Trademarks, Copyrights & Tradesecrets” – April 2016

University of Colorado, School of Law

“Trademarks & Copyrights” November 2016
“Trademark Law” Spring 2016

Colorado Attorneys for the Arts

Colorado Mosaic Artists – “Protecting an Artist’s Work” – May 2016

Denver Botanical Gardens, Botanical Art and Illustration Program

“Protecting an Artist’s Work” – March and May 2012; March 2014

Colorado and Boulder Bar Association

“Microsoft v. i4i Limited Partnership – Patent Case of the Year? A Unanimous Decision by the U.S. Supreme Court… so, what was all the hubbub about” – Summer and Fall 2011

Licensing Executives Society

“IP Protection of Design and Sound Trademarks” – Spring 2012

Membership / Committees / Pro Bono


Faculty of Federal Advocates, Board of Directors member and Secretary 2018 , Federal Circuit Bar Association, American Bar Association, AIPLA, INTA, New York Bar Association, Nevada Bar Association, Boulder Bar Association (Co-Chair Intellectual Property Section)

Pro Bono

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network – pro bono attorney representing victims of abuse; mother and children refugees

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado Pro Bono Civil Panel

University of Colorado New Venture Challenge Mentor

University of Colorado, Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Advisor

Member and Volunteer for Colorado Attorneys for the Arts

Our Areas of Practice



A copyright protects original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression and includes, literary, musicahorgraphic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, motion picture, audiovisual, sound recording, and architectural works.


A trademark is a distinctive word, phrase, logo, or symbol used to identify goods or services. Trademark law prohibits the use of another’s mark in a way that is likely to cause confusion as to the origin or sponsorship of the good or service.


A patent protects an invention or discovery of a new and useful process, machine, manufacture, composition of matter or improvements thereof. Patent protection grants the inventor a controlled monopoly for a limited amount of time.